Meet Bella, Bucky and Barry:
We leave the urban wildlife in Forest Hills and head to our cabin in Wisconsin. In Michigan, you would call our cabin a cottage. In Wisconsin, they are known as cabins. Anyway I digress - our cabin is on 10 hilly acres of grassland in the bluff country of southern Wisconsin.
Wisconsin is known as the dairy state, but the “state animal” is not a cow. It’s the badger. Yes, Wisconsinites have seen Bucky the Badger, the University of Wisconsin’s mascot. But very few of them have ever seen a real badger. Our property in Wisconsin was invaded by three badgers last year!!!!
The first sign of a badger invasion:
The first sign of the badger invasion was the yard, which was dug up. Badgers prefer to live in open grasslands, fields and pastures. My husband mows about four acres of our property and lets the rest of the grasses grow wild.